Stockmann's outlook for 2023
The Stockmann Group’s Interim Management Statement Q1/2023, published on 28 April 2023:
Guidance for 2023 (Unchanged):
In 2023, Stockmann expects the Group’s revenue to be in the range of EUR 960–1 020 million and the Group’s adjusted operating result to be EUR 60–80 million, subject to foreign exchange rate fluctuation. The guidance is based on the assumption that the continuing high inflation will increase costs from 2022 and have an adverse impact on consumer demand. At the same time, the Stockmann Group continues taking firm measures to minimise the impacts of cost increases.
Market outlook for 2023:
The current challenging geopolitical situation and the high inflation level are expected to continue. However, inflation is predicted to slow down compared to the latter part of the year 2022. The inflation together with high interest rates, is forecast to have a negative impact on consumer confidence and purchasing power. The retail market is expected to remain challenging due to lower consumer demand and increased purchasing prices and operating costs. The risk of potential disruptions in the supply chains and international logistics cannot be excluded, either.